Pep Guardiola attracted criticism for leaving both Kevin de Bruyne and Leroy Sane on the bench until the final minute against Spurs in midweek. File / Reuters
Manchester City and Liverpool resume their epic battle for the Premier League title on Sunday after a midweek of contrasting Champions League fortunes, with both sides facing perilous fixtures.
Hugo Lloris has endured a mistake-filled season, but the Tottenham goalkeeper knows his costly blunders will be forgotten if he can lead his side to Champions League success against Manchester City.
Whether in football, cricket, ruby or even Formula One, England has been performing superbly in sports over the last six months thanks to the power of luck and foreign coaches.
"Simon is a player for the Belgian national team. That comes before anything else. We are going through a difficult time, but we still have to show some class," said Kompany.
Liverpool fans should be dreaming of a first Premier League title for 30 years, admitted Jurgen Klopp even if the German is taking nothing for granted after opening
Cristiano Ronaldo scored a brace as Juventus got better of Parma to extend their lead to four points over second place Inter Milan at the top of the Italian League